Food Intolerance in Dallas, TX
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How are food intolerances defined?
Sometimes attributed to allergies or sensitivities, in general, having a food intolerance can be defined as trouble in breaking down certain foods. Food has proteins, nutrients, carbs, fats, and naturally occurring toxins that all add interest to its taste and smell, but some of these components might lead to symptoms of food intolerance. It's important to note that food intolerance is not the same as an allergic reaction to food, in which even a little bit of a particular food can result in a mild to severe immune response. Food intolerance usually develops over time and can take place if individuals consume too much of a specific food, too frequently. To learn more info regarding food intolerances and how they may be affecting your GI tract, get in touch with Digestive Health Associates of Texas to request a consultation. We offer treatment for food intolerances in Dallas, TX and can help you and your loved ones manage this condition.
What are some symptoms and sources of food intolerances?
You may be experiencing a number of symptoms which occur due to food intolerances. Some of the most common are:
- An irritable bowel
- Throwing up
- Skin-related symptoms (like rashes and eczema)
- Joint pain
- Loose stools
- Swelling below the eyes
- Night sweats
Food intolerances are unique to the individual and are often caused by foods that are generally tolerable for most others. A number of the most widely known causes include:
- Insufficient amounts of enzymes needed for the digestion of certain foods
- Vast variety of artificial additives, preservatives, and colorants used in packaged food products
- Items high in histamine (such as fermented or aged foods)
- Certain foods, such as kidney beans or chickpeas, which have may a toxic effect when eaten raw
- Salicylates in particular vegetables, fruits, herbs, and spices
- Specific natural compounds, like fructose
Our Dallas, TX gastroenterology specialists can help you pinpoint which food items might be causing your condition and flareups.
How are food intolerances treated?
The timing of reactions and type of indications can point to food intolerance, and can also serve to distinguish an intolerance from a food allergy. Keeping a detailed and accurate documentation of your food habits and subsequent issues can allow you to recognize the foods that may promote these outcomes. As soon as the responsible food is established, you will be advised to temporarily purge it from your consumption under the oversight of your DHAT practitioner. Our Digestive Health Associates of Texas gastrointestinal specialists will then examine you for development or betterment of discomfort. Following that, the suspected problem food is carefully re-introduced into your diet to confirm the diagnosis.
Our specialists can help with food intolerances
When you are having trouble with digestion issues that lead you to suspect that you may have a food intolerance, you might want to consider working with a local gastrointestinal specialist to get your symptoms under control. At Digestive Health Associates of Texas, you can talk to a gastrointestinal specialist who can help with food intolerances. Our specialists can work to recognize and remove your trigger foods so that you can thrive again. If you would like to hear more about food intolerances and how they can be addressed, reach out to one of our Dallas, TX locations today.
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